Nashville – 9/18/15 – City House

I will always remember City House fondly as it is where I first met for drinks someone who I now consider to be one of my very best friends.  The circumstances are too lengthy for this post and it can always be awkward to meet people that you only know from Facebook or email.  It was lovely and as my mother and I left for dinner elsewhere she said “You should be friends with her.”  Occasionally yes you should still listen to your mother.  So nice to finally be back for a proper dinner with said friend and another who knew us separately before we knew each other.  It is indeed a small world.

Scrapple, Corn, Jimmy Nardello Peppers, Red Onion, Pepper dressing 
Clams, Limas, Peperonata, Parsley, Bread Crumbs
 Belly Ham, Mozzarella, Grana Padano, Oregano, Chilies

Chicken Sausage, Pole Beans, Sweet Onion Dressing, Peanuts
 White Corn Grits, Catfish, Tomato Dressing, Arugula

Squash
 Mystery dessert that I didn’t write down! 

Nashville – 9/20/15 – Husk

I have procrastinated for quite a while in writing this post because I hate to have to say anything negative about Husk.  I probably won’t ever stop coming here as I could live off of the pimento cheese.  But the service was truly terrible.  Actually nonexistent is probably a better description.  I loved my cocktail and wish I could have had another, except that after originally taking our order, our server never ever came back to our table. I will never understand when I want a drink which represents a high profit margin item and literally cannot order one.  And then evidently we had already eaten too much as we were not even offered a dessert menu and the check was dropped immediately when we finished eating.  I truly hope this was an anomaly but even when food is excellent, bad service can kill the entire experience.


Pimento Cheese with Benne Wafers
 White Lily Biscuits with Black Pepper and Sausage Gravy
 Donuts
 A Plate of Southern Vegetables